January. In the U.S. this means the middle of winter. Snow some places, shorter daylight time, and no green tree leaves or wildly blooming flowers. What should you be doing then? Why learning more about family history of course. The annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) takes place 21-26 January 2018. The winter in the Salt Lake City valley area is not that bad. I often walk around without my coat buttoned! SLIG takes place indoors, so that we really needn’t pay attention to the weather.
2018 marks my 22nd year of teaching in various SLIG courses and my 21st year of coordinating my course. That tells you it’s a worthwhile course. The course is titled “Taking Your Research to the Next Level.”
- Helping me with the course and consultations are instructors Luana Darby, MLIS, AG; Cyndi Ingle; and Debra Mieszala, CG
- Some sessions are lecture style and others are more interactive with hands-on work
- It’s not a course for those just starting out on the family history journey. It builds on what you know, what you have researched, and provides more in-depth info on resources online and off. Some suggested prerequisites are on the page linked below.
- Be prepared to think, analyze, share, and grow in expertise and knowledge
- This course has a lengthy and useful syllabus and with an online edition, the links to websites are live!
- Students often find out they know more than they give themselves credit for!
- Bring along a laptop computer or tablet to get online for some direct work during the week
- Individual consultations with one of the instructors directs you to resources targeted to your own brick walls
- Leave the week with a new understanding of records, repositories, how to find out more, and with a whole passel of new genealogy friends
Join the four of us for a great week! Click here for full details on SLIG, this course, and others. Online registration is easy.
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